Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-chung, says if ongoing trials of a domestically-produced coronavirus vaccine prove successful, mass production could begin by mid-2021.
Local drug maker Adimmune has started the first phase of human trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has published its Covid-19 vaccination priority list, ahead of a planned national immunisation campaign, set to start sometime in March.
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says people who arrive in Taiwan and who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus could be allowed to shorten their quarantine from 14 to seven days by mid-May.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first case of a serious allergic reaction to the AstraZeneca (AZ) coronavirus vaccine, a nurse, who has existing allergies to eggs, peanuts and antibiotics.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is hoping to procure at least 30 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
The ECCT held its annual Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and senior officials from the Taipei City Government (TCG), marking the 23rd year since the ECCT held its first round table lunch with the TCG.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is continuing to administer the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
The EU has granted conditional marketing authorisation to the vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has waded in the disputes over influenza vaccinations, saying infants and those aged beyond 65 should get the shot first.
The Taiwan Food & Drug Administration has approved Taiwan's first clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine.
Reservations for self-paid coronavirus vaccinations are now open.
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government plans to begin administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine next Monday at the earliest.
Vaccine nationalism in Taiwan touches on conflicted identity issues
By Brian Hioe
The European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa, the Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result or recovered from Covid-19.
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the topic of "Covid-19 vaccination practice: Lessons from Israel" featuring guest speaker Dr Manfred Green, Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel.
The European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against Covid-19 as well as to donate to lower and middle income countries or redirect to other European countries, according to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa.
Taiwan's front-line workers are getting ready for the first wave of AstraZeneca vaccines.
Sanofi has detailed plans on how the company will make significant investments in France to increase its vaccines research and production capacities, and contribute in responding to future pandemic risks.
A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer of the United States and Germany's BioNTech has been found to be more than 90% effective, according to new independent analysis.
Private individuals may soon be able to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people who receive the coronavirus vaccine here in Taiwan will be entitled to take two days off work.
Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung says the government has now granted authorisation for emergency use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang says Taiwan and other non-United Nations member countries will be allotted 1.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the first round of COVAX vaccine distribution.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has confirmed that a total of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Taiwan.